Oct 21, 2012 5:00am PDT
it and got a lot of help from rabbi weanner in san francisco and in writing slick and the other fiction i am working on now, i have had help from tom parter in palo alto and him saying i like this but consider this and that is helpful. >> david and jennifer, believe it or not we have come to the end of our time together. thank you so much for being with us this morning on mosaic. >> thank. >> and thank you so much for joining us, have a wonderful day.
Oct 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
catholic arch dioceses of san francisco and a darn good one. thank you so much for being here today. >> thank you for that wonderful introduction. >> you deserve so much more. you're going -- we are talking about being a shepherd, you're the shepherd of the archdiocese of san francisco. 500,000 catholics running around out there. you probably met a dozen of them with your trip today. how do you look over 500,000 souls? >> there are other shepherds. they are the priests, the chief cooperatetors with -- cooperators with the bishop, women listen and men religious -- women religious, men religious, teachers in schools, anybody who helps carry out the mission of the church. i get along with a lot of help from my friends, not a little help. and i think too, i like to say for another image besides shepherd, i like to say about the conductor leading an orchestra, of all of those people on the stage, the only one not making a sound is the conductor, what he's doing is bringing together orchestrating the sounds all the others make and i think that that's really important for me to remember th
Oct 18, 2012 7:30pm PDT
and the lives that they led before they died on november 18, 1978. the san francisco council of churches, under the auspices of the guyana emergency relief committee, actually got the money to bury the unclaimed and unidentified bodies here, at least about 300 of them. they tried to get them buried in various cemeteries in the bay area, but first they'd arranged with one, and then as soon as people found out that these were bodies from jonestown, the cemetery refused them. so they went to several different places before this cemetery - which is in a predominantly black neighborhood of oakland - was willing to accept them and open the doors to people, well, and their loved ones who really had no place else to go. i have both a personal and a professional interest in people's temple. my older sister, caroline, my younger sister, annie, my sister, caroline's son, jim-john, my four-year-old nephew, all died in jonestown on november 18th. and so obviously, i'm very concerned and interested in why they chose to die on that particular day. but professionally, as a scholar of religion,